Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book
By Kevin Henkes
- Author: Kevin Henkes
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books
- Published: September 2015
- ISBN-10: 006241710X
- ISBN-13: 9780062417107
- Format: Hardcover
- Size: 7.5X7.3X0.7
- Weight: 0.95
- Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
Our Price: $8.99
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet and hungry trying to reach it, but her adventure eventually leads her back home where something special is waiting just for her, in a board book edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. 75,000 first printing.
In a surprisingly new guise, Henkes turns his hand for his 34th book to a retro look, with rough-hewn, black-and-white illustrations that pair perfectly with this deceptively simply story. When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it. The coarse but masterfully controlled line with heavy black outlines contains vigor and exuberance, creating a spontaneous feeling. A keen sense of design uses double spreads and panels to depict the action and Kitten's puzzlement. Some spreads are almost all white space with dark shadows outlining Kitten and the moon. The style is reminiscent of Clare Newberry (Marshmallow, April's Kittens) without soft, fuzzy shapes, but artful in its gracelessness and naïveté, just like a kitten. Simply charming. (Picture book. 3-5) Copyright Kirkus 2004 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
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